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Cardinal Cheong

The cathedral of the first diocese in India.

It is believed that Christianity was introduced to India by Thomas the Apostle,
who is said to have reached the Malabar Coast of Kerala in 52 AD.

Christian communities developed and expanded further when
Portuguese missionaries arrived in the 13th and 14th centuries.

History of a few oldest dioceses in India as the cradle of Indian Christianity
can be dated back to the 15th century.

Find out which is the first diocese in India here.

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Apostolic Administration of Harbin

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Bishop Joseph Fusheng Yue
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Bishop Joseph Fusheng Yue
Catholic Mission, Harbin,
Sungkiang, China

Joseph Yue Fusheng, the Roman Catholic Bishop of Harbin, was born in April 1964. He was ordained priest on August 7, 1988, and was elected the Bishop of the Apostolic Administration of Harbin on May 16, 2012, by the Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association. He was ordained as Bishop on July 6, the same year, without a Papal Mandate. Bishop Yue Fusheng was excommunicated latae sententiae, for not acquiring a Papal Mandate during his election as Bishop. The excommunication was later lifted on September 22, 2018, thereby confirming his position.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Bishop Liu Huanbo † (Aug. 26, 1990 Ordained without papal mandate - 1997 Died)
  • Bishop Peter Wang Ruihuan † (July 14, 1959 Ordained without papal mandate - Nov. 13, 1992 Died)
  • Archbishop Mario Zanin † (Jan. 7, 1934 Appointed - 1946 Appointed, Official of the Secretariat of State)
  • Archbishop Celso Benigno Luigi Costantini † (May 28, 1931 Appointed - 1933 Resigned)

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